tip (one's) hat

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tip (one's) hat

1. Literally, to raise or tilt the brim of one's hat as a salutation, greeting, or mark of respect. It would be nice to live in a time when folks would tip their hats to you when you entered a room. When her father tipped his hat to me, I knew that he had come to accept me as part of the family.
2. To give one credit or praise for something. I really have to tip my hat to everyone who volunteered and made this such a success.
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tip your hat (or cap)

raise or touch your hat or cap as a way of greeting or acknowledging someone.
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The Aussie foursome tip their hats to the Beatles as they offer up a Lennon & McCartney melody, George Martin-style strings and a vocal not a million miles away from a John Lennon snarl.
Left to right, Charlie Williams, Liz Hall, Janet Hall, Lorainne Ashford, Julie Pulsford, Lorainne Flanagan, Glenys Lancaster, Pat Viggers, Jennifer Bateman and Sylvia Morgan tip their hats to Cancer Research UK's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign.
Today the rest of the baseball world will tip their hats to Eddie Murray.